Photos Recon 1 appreciation (Pics and Experiences)

Discussion in 'Cold Steel Knives' started by ColoradoHoldout, Sep 4, 2019.

  1. ColoradoHoldout


    Jul 18, 2019
    Honestly, the Recon 1 is among the best pocket knives of all time. Comfortable, practical, and tactical. It's great. I used it to pry out glass panes from a wooden frame. So, I was wondering if we could see your cool pics of it or maybe your stories about how you stopped a raging water buffalo with it.
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  2. PNWguy


    Dec 14, 2018
    It really is a classic. I consider it to be more utilitarian in design than tactical, though it has that flavor as well. I only recently discovered Cold Steel during the switch to s35 and I decided to give the Recon 1 a shot. Really glad I did because Cold Steel is definitely on my radar now. I can even see owning a couple different versions. No crazy stories about mine yet, just an awesome EDC. Cheers to the Recon 1!
  3. Dadpool

    Dadpool Gold Member Gold Member

    May 18, 2015
    No stories about mine yet, but I rotate through my knives so often that many of them don't get much wear. I love the Recon 1, though. Just a superb knife in every way, and a real bargain.

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  4. Cold Steel Knives

    Cold Steel Knives Moderator Moderator

    Apr 16, 2013
    We really appreciate that!
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  5. Mick_1KRR


    May 1, 2016
    Pound for pound one of the best serious knives ever produced. I have pretty much every Recon in every flavour, unsellable knives.
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  6. goldie


    Feb 18, 2000
    I have no amazing stories but I think if the world ever ends the recon 1 is a top choice; simple strong tough that's what you need
  7. ron finkbeiner jr

    ron finkbeiner jr Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 6, 2012
    It would be neat to see a Talwar in S35VN
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  8. whp


    Apr 26, 2009
    The Recon 1 is a better edc knife than one might imagine, given its size. Tremendous ergonomics , light and very strong. Great all purpose knife.
    Could an upgrade with cpm20cv be possible? In an uncoated blade? That would become one of the best folding knives on the market, maybe the best.
  9. jonnyfgroove


    Feb 21, 2008
    Old Reliable
  10. GB940Rookie

    GB940Rookie Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 19, 2016
    Carry this one often. Walking the dog or night out with the wifey. She carries the large version. I stripped the old painted blade. Like it better this way.
    I need to get another large. It’s such a great work folder.
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  11. BMCGear

    BMCGear Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2014
    My only regret about buying the Recon 1 is not buying it sooner.

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  12. jux t

    jux t Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 10, 2018
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    Aug 14, 2006
    This model minus the tanto blade are all wicked good knives for hunting big game too,Ive impressed a few guys that thought the lockback was weak lol boy did they eat their words on that one.
  14. fielder


    Jan 25, 2011
    I love the recon 1, I'd love an uncoated one in Aeb-l
  15. goldie


    Feb 18, 2000
    How about 1 in 3v ?
  16. fielder


    Jan 25, 2011
    I prefer stainless for a folder. Aeb-l is tough and easy to sharpen.
  17. Rancho5


    Feb 10, 2015
    I've had mine for over 17 years now. Generation 1, with the UltraLock. She still performs like a champ. It was my daily carry for about 15 years, as you can see. I'm thinking about selling her though. Maybe time for a new one. [​IMG]
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